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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 12, 2013 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead 1984 - A Year In Review (Update for those who care)

I've also noticed that in quite a few 80's SBD's Brent is way too high in the mix (case in point the UVM Patrick Gymnasium show I was listening to on the way into work this AM).

In addition is his equipment issue. Seems he was way too in love with his Moog plinker for the first few years. As I've said before it often came across as only slightly better than an organ grinder (sans monkey)playing underwater. While his Hammond sound has always been top notch, it definitely took him awhile to work out his electronica sound (which many still despised, and that is certainly understandable).

I've always wondered what he would have sounded like on an acoustic piano. Certainly couldn't have been any worse than the Casio 2000 he insisted on playing through a good part of the 80's.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 12, 2013 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead 1984 - A Year In Review (Update for those who care)

I really like his playing during acoustic sets like Radio City 1980. (Bird Song for example) I'd like him fine if he'd always played and sounded like that.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 13, 2013 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead 1984 - A Year In Review (Update for those who care)

Ahh, forgot that. Yes, significant improvement. I wonder if it had anything to do with him not wanting to be accused of being a Keith impersonator, personal preference or Jerry actually liking that crap; hell, he apparently had no problem with Donna doing horrible things to cats over the yers.